[quote author=camsdad link=topic=63539.msg1092342#msg1092342 date=1164794314]
SWEEET.. I knew someone would know, thanks. I too had a Contour (96 Sport I4 m5) and missed it so much when I got my 99Grand Prix, and that's why I got the Fusion (I4 m5!).
"IF" they were to bring this here, where would it slot in. It looks like it could kill our beloved Fusion
The Mondeo was a Contour/ Mazda 626 (shared platform/drivetrain)
The Fusion is a Mazda 6
Therefore, is this Mondeo, to replace the Fusion?
Something to think about.
Mazda has never shared a platform with Ford of Europe's Mondeo. The orginal Mazda 626 was an evolution of previous Mazda platform, which Ford has used and modified for the North American market.
The new Mondeo platform is the Volvo modified version (stretched) C1 platform called C1+ or officially EUCD, which the new Volvo S80,Ford of Europe's MPV Galaxy, and S-Max is built on, and soon to come Volvo V70 and S60, and also Landrovers Freelander/ LR2.
Here is a good bit of info on mazda's G series platforms http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_G_platform